Dental Sealants Can Help Prevent New Tooth Decay on Your Molars and Premolars

When bacterial deposits accumulate on the textures and contours of teeth, the chronic bacterial presence can contribute to your chances of suffering a cavity. This is especially an issue with people who have deep pits and fissures on the tooth enamel biting surfaces of their molars and premolars. If your routine dental checkup with your… Read more »

End of the Year Discussions about Gum Disease Symptoms

Are you suffering from or do you believe that you are suffering from ailments and infections in your gum tissue? If so, you may be suffering from what is known as gum disease. Gum disease, also known as periodontal disease, is a serious yet common disease that results from infections of your gum tissues. Gum… Read more »

Whitening Toothpaste Can Help Remove Minor Dental Stains from the Surfaces of Your Teeth

When you drink your morning coffee or some other dark beverage a residual amount of microscopic dark particles can accumulate on the surfaces of your teeth. If they’re not cleared away in a reasonable amount of time the minor dental stains can start to saturate into your tooth enamel. Over time it can leave you… Read more »

Help Your Smile Thrive Even If You Have Diabetes

If you have diabetes, at Drs. Scrimalli, Ratchford, & Ahmadzadeh in Hamlin, Pennsylvania, we understand how important it is to provide excellent oral care to ensure a healthy smile. Diabetes affects more than 29.1 million people in the U.S. alone, and keeping your condition managed and building a strong immune system is vital. When you… Read more »

Developing Dental Crowns

Dental crowns need to withstand strong chewing, chomping and grinding, so they’re made to be incredibly durable. When you receive a crown service in our office, we will make an impression of your chompers, but we do not actually develop the crown on-site. To create the crown, we send the impression of your teeth to… Read more »

Mouth-Healthy Foods for Fall

Autumn is on its way, and with it comes plentiful harvests, full farmer’s markets, and preparation for the holiday season.  Luckily, you don’t have to sacrifice good food to keep up with positive dental care! Here are some delicious foods to integrate into your fall diet. Kale: Dark leafy greens are delicious, and chock full… Read more »

Tips for Flossing Properly

We’ve all heard that it’s important to floss, but in reality, many people don’t. This could be because they find flossing difficult. With proper technique, however, flossing can be a simple way to safeguard your oral health. Try to practice the following tips: Pull out about 18 inches of floss, and coil most of it… Read more »

Helpful Information About the Mouth-Body Connection

You have probably heard of the mind-body connection, as this is a popular topic. However, have you heard of the mouth-body connection? Visiting our dental office often isn’t just about cleaning your teeth or getting a dental filling placed; it is about your overall health. This is because the health of your mouth can influence… Read more »

Create an Improved Oral Health Identity with Oral Emergency Treatments

When an oral emergency occurs, the first few moments after an accident are extremely important to make sure your recovery has the highest chance of success and lowest recovery time. It is imperative to stay calm and to not merely attempt to brush off the situation, no matter how small or insignificant it may seem…. Read more »

Protect Your Smile with a Mouth Guard

You deserve a strong and healthy smile. To achieve that goal, you need to keep up with oral hygiene, visit your dentist, and have a balanced diet. You also need to protect your teeth and gums when you participate in high-contact sports and activities. If you’re not careful, hard, forceful objects can hit your mouth… Read more »